Ben Wheatley will switch seats with Roar Uthaug to direct a sequel to Tomb Raider according to Deadline‘s Mike Fleming Jr. Cameras are expected to roll in early 2020 and will have actress Alicia Vikander reprising the title role based on the longstanding game centered on the heroic treasure hunter and survivalist, Lara Croft.
Alicia Vikander is officially set to star in a follow-up to director Roar Uthaug’s Tomb Raider adaptation from last year according to Mike Fleming Jr. at Deadline. Free Fire and High Rise scribe Amy Jump will pen the script with Graham King’s GK Films (Bohemian Rhapsody) back on board to produce with Elizabeth Cantillon also producing.
Personally, I think the reactions emerging so soon could do for some furthet waiting. In the meantime, the movie officially opens on March 16, 2018 and with plenty of time between now and then, IGN is hosting a live stream around 1:00am EST with the actress in which they will also broadcast the first official teaser trailer to kick it all off. Also starring are Into The Badlands series star Daniel Wu along with actors Dominic West and Walton Goggins.
IMR will reportedly be taking upcoming sci-fi action thriller, Freak Shift, long in development with news of its development stirring for the last several years, to Cannes for buyers. Its cast has already lined-up a batch of faithfuls in American Honey actress Sasha Lane, forthcoming Tomb Raider reboot star Alicia Vikander and actor Armie Hammer set to star.
The film reunites Hammer with Free Fire helmer Ben Wheatley who will direct the pic centered on squads of lawbreakers and misfits assigned to take out nocturnal creatures and monsters. Wheatley wrote the script with Amy Jump and will have Andrew Starke producing under their Rook Films banner with Riverstone and Film4 financing. (THR)
Actress Alicia Vikander is making waves at Cannes this weekend as her most recent film with actor Michael Fassbender, Justin Kurzel‘s adaptation of the Shakespeare classic, Macbeth is set to premiere. The Ex-Machina starlet is reportedly postioned for two major movies set to release next year – Kurzel‘s Assassin’s Creed and actor Matt Damon’s next Jason Bourne film with director Paul Greengrass.
Assassin’s Creed reunites its two Macbeth stars and director for a feature film inspired by the hugely successful Ubisoft Game whose initial setting revolves around a man swept into a thrilling adventure with the help of a device that unlocks and ultimately “bleeds” past lives and memories as a clandestine assassin in search of the Pieces Of Eden, powerful artifacts that can control the fate of mankind. Plot details are not known while the film, which was finally greenlit back in February, currently has its production geared for early this Fall for a December 21, 2016 release while Fassbender is currently filming for director Bryan Singer’s final entry into Fox’s current X-verse, X-Men: Apocalypse for a release a little over a year from today.
Damon is already at work starring in The Great Wall under helmer Zhang Yimou for Universal’s 3D release five months thereafter. Earlier on, the next Bourne film, which finally confirmed Damon’s involvement last year with returning director Paul Greengrass and continues the thrilling adventure of the title character late inspired by author Robert Ludlum’s book series is on par for a July 16 29, 2016 release courtesy of Universal.
Following Cannes, moviegoers can catch Vikander in Guy Ritchie’s feature TV adaptation, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. this August, with more info to follow regarding Kurzel‘s Macbeth which is already getting some positive feedback from festival attendees. A few clips can now be seen online which ought to whet the appetite for netizens at large until the film gains some distribution ground in the hopeful near future.
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